Wednesday, April 5, 2006

What the heck is going on in Colorado?

Students at Shaw Heights Middle School are no longer allowed to wear anything that is patriotic, including camouflage, because the school considers it a political, anti-Hispanic statement.

"It upsets me that we cannot support our troops -- the military," said Kirsten Golgart, an eighth grader who was told she'd be suspended if she didn't change her clothes. "We can't support our country. If we're American, I think we should be proud to be an American."

The school principle, Myla Shepard, said she wanted to prevent fighting.

"We started seeing name calling," Shepherd said. "Safety is my first concern, so I'm going to do things to keep us from getting to a point where anybody is hurt or being suspended for fighting."

One student who wore a pair of blue jeans, and a red and white sweater, she would be expelled.

Expelled? HUH?!?

In Longmont, CO, the principle of Skyline High School banned all flags because of tensions due to the recent focus on illegal immigration. Yep, all flags, including the AMERICAN flag!

Here's a free suggestion for 'ya: Punish the kids after they do something wrong, and don't infringe on my freedoms!

This is outrageous! We are Americans, for heaven's sake! It's only right that the flag be flown in our own country. Are we so worried about bruising someone's feelings that we will deny our own identity?

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